Support our mission and come volunteer today!

To begin volunteering, please click here to fill out the volunteer application forms needed.

Additional questions? please contact Sophia de Vries  at 815-271-5444  x26 or email her at sdevries@HOSparrow.org

Event Committee Members:

• Looking for volunteers to serve on our events committee to help plan our fundraising events. We will be hosting four events. Volunteers will help plan the events and also request and collect items for silent auctions and raffle baskets.
• Looking for volunteers to join our Friends of Home of the Sparrow, Barrington. Women’s auxiliary group who puts on fundraising events for our agency. Volunteers can join the group and help plan events.
• Looking for volunteers to head up and start a women’s auxiliary group call Friends West. This group of women will focus on recruiting volunteers and building relationships with local establishments from the western part of McHenry County in order to not cross over with our Friends of Home of the Sparrow group in the Barrington area. This group will help put on 3rd party fundraising events for our agency.

Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Stores & Donation Centers - Store volunteers help with sorting donations, pricing items, and merchandising on floor.  Store locations:  Algonquin, Cary, McHenry, Mundelein, Palatine and Woodstock

Headquarter Office - Located in McHenry – Administrative support- Assist with answering the phones, greeting donors, filing , data base entry, administrative projects.  Right now we especially need volunteers who can help answer our busy phones with a ” smile in our voice” !  We are looking for Volunteers on Thursday’s  1:00pm – 5:00pm .

HOS Ambassadors-Join a team of volunteers to represent Home of the Sparrow in the community.  Ambassadors will present at chamber meetings, church groups, volunteer expos, youth groups or civic groups.  Training will be provided and required.

Shelter – Located in Crystal Lake and McHenry:

  • Child Care – Play, do crafts, sings songs, and guide children 1-2 hours a week.  (Thursday nights 6:15pm-8:15pm)
  • Book Buddy – Interact and work with individual child to instill a love of reading.  (Tuesday nights 6:45pm-8:15pm) only during the school year.
  • Shelter Volunteer – Monitor and supervise the shelter.  Oversee interactions between residents when issues arise.

Other Ways to Help:

  • Host your own fundraiser to benefit Home of the Sparrow.
  • Start your own auxiliary group with your friends to fundraise for our women and children.
  • Check to see if your employer has a matching fund program.
  • Invite us to speak at your house of worship, school or to your group to raise awareness and provide volunteer opportunities.
  • Shop and donate gently used items to our stores.
  • Leave a bequest or legacy and include a contribution to Home of the Sparrow.
  • Invite HOS Representatives to speak to your social, civic or religious organization.

 Support our mission and come volunteer today!

Please contact Sophia de Vries,  at 815-271-5444  x26 or email her at sdevries@HOSparrow.org

To begin volunteering, Please click here to fill out the volunteer application forms needed.